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BUNDESMARINE (WEST GERMANY)

ESCORTS

RAULE frigates (1942 - 1943 / 1959)

Raule 1959

Brommy 1963

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Raule (ex-Albrighton) F217 John Brown, Clydebank, UK 12/1940 11/10/1941 2/1942 // 14/5/1959 stricken 12/1967
Brommy (ex-Eggesford) F218 White, Cowes, UK 6/1941 12/9/1942 1/1943 // 14/5/1959 stricken 4/1965

 

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1590

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.73 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kn

27

Fuel, t

oil 328

Endurance, nm(kts)

2100(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70)

Sensors type 272, 285, 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars

Complement

168

Ship project history: British 'Hunt' Type 3 class escort destroyers. They were purchased in 1957, renamed and designated Type 138.

Modernizations: 1962, Brommy: new armament consisted of 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 1 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors 107, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 15 ASWRL

1964, Raule: new armament consisted of 1 x 1 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors 107, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 1 x 4 - 375 Bofors ASWRL

Naval service: Raule and Brommy served as TS for underwater weapons.

Ivan Gogin, 2016